The Hawthorne meet got off to a good start yesterday, and today features one of the highlights of any meet there: night racing!
I will be posting updates here as horses scratch.
In the 4th race, a classy allowance for turf fillies and mares, Original second choice Tapnfire will scratch from the race. This does not alter my selection of Lovely Loyree, nor does it affect my slotting her as my best bet of the day. However, Lots o’ Lex (5) moves into the third slot in the field of (now) five. On speed and class, she looks a bigger threat than Laur Net or Seeking Luck, and she can rate off the pace if necessary — helpful with other in the field. The price will not be great, but the class is definitely there.